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Xbox One backwards-compatible games list made official

Xbox One backwards-compatible games list made official

In the old days of console gaming, there wasn't much a worry about backwards-compatibility. You just kept your old machine and games around, and just played that way. These days, consoles don't quite last like they used to, and digital downloads can complicate matters. Starting November 12th, the Xbox One will be backwards-compatible with older Xbox 360 titles. And we've got a list of the first 104 games to be compatible.

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Xbox One Elite Controller Review

Xbox One Elite Controller Review

It's been several weeks since I first laid hands on the Xbox One Elite Controller. I've come to the following conclusion: I've never reviewed a device that's so unnecessary and yet so completely worth the cash it costs at the same time. "Oh god," you might say, "I could have bought myself a whole month's worth of pizza with the money I spent on this controller." Not long after, you might find yourself saying "Oh my goodness I can't believe I ever used a controller other than this one... it's so good, and feels so right."

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Xbox One Backward Compat questions answered ahead of launch

Xbox One Backward Compat questions answered ahead of launch

In just a week's time, Xbox One owners will be receiving the biggest software update to the console ever. And while the update will be bringing many, many features, like Windows 10 and a revamped interface, one thing that many gamers are waiting for is the backwards compatibility feature for Xbox 360 games. Since such a feature has never before heard of in a mainstream console, it is only natural that there are many questions surrounding it. Luckily, Major Nelson has taken some time with FLitz from Smosh Games to answer some of those.

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Fallout 4 Xbox One controller arrives next month

Fallout 4 Xbox One controller arrives next month

You’ve been preparing for it — maybe you’ve even shelled out for the special beer — and now it is nearly upon us: Fallout 4 arrives next month for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Those playing it on the Xbox console will have a special controller option thanks to Bethesda, which is teasing gamers with a bright blue controller up for pre-sale in its online store. The controller is only offered for Xbox One, and it’ll arrive alongside the game.

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3 things to know about the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

3 things to know about the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

Windows gaming fans and Xbox gaming fans might argue about whose platform is better, but they generally agree on Microsoft's controllers. Until now, though, if you've wanted to use an Xbox One gamepad with your Windows PC or tablet, you'll have had to plug in a microUSB cable.

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Star Wars: Battlefront Beta opens today at 10AM PST

Star Wars: Battlefront Beta opens today at 10AM PST

Thursday the 8th of October, 2015, the Star Wars Battlefront BETA began opening its doors to the public. This open invitation will be brought to users on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, including several modes of play and environments. This BETA test will be sent out for two reasons. The first is to test the servers - any game that's based primarily in an online environment such as this needs time to make certain it'll be able to be handled at scale. The second reason this BETA exists is that the game itself must be tested for flaws by a large number of users - tiny flaws like bonus icons disappearing when you throw a thermal detonator - that's what they'll looking for.

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Far Cry Primal trailer reveals mammoth-sized action

Far Cry Primal trailer reveals mammoth-sized action

After a brief teaser period Ubisoft has revealed the next Far Cry series franchise jump-off point: Far Cry Primal. This game takes what the Far Cry series has been about thus far - high-end physics, animal interaction, weapons, and excitement, and packs it in to the ancient land of the Stone Age. You are the "last survivor of your hunting group," and will battle saber-toothed tigers, mammoths, and everything in-between to "conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator."

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Sling TV updates user interface on Xbox One

Sling TV updates user interface on Xbox One

Dish Network's Sling TV has a bunch of visual changes up its sleeve, and those changes are arriving first for those on Xbox One. The service announced the new changes today; included among them is a new channel guide and more details than before. Says Sling TV, subscriber feedback directly influenced this newest improvement. As such, the company is wanting more feedback — if you have a Sling TV subscription, you can tweet your feedback at Sling and make your voice known.

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Xbox.com site gets a refresh, Window 10 beta app now live

Xbox.com site gets a refresh, Window 10 beta app now live

Things are rolling for the Xbox One and they are rolling fast, all heading for the grand November update party. Just last Monday, Major Nelson revealed some of the latest and greatest features in the New Xbox One Experience that is rolling out to a select few testers. Now its time for other parts of the Xbox ecosystem to get a revamp. At the top of the list is the Xbox.com website, which now features two new capabilities. On Windows 10 as well, the Xbox app, still in beta, lands on the Microsoft Store.

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HITMAN delayed until March

HITMAN delayed until March

While the next HITMAN game was until recently set for release on December 8th, it's been delayed. The creators of the game at Io-Interactive suggest that this game is the "biggest venture [they've] ever undertaken" and that the playable area and density of the game is beyond any game they've created before. This release date change is suggested to be allowing for more content to be added to the game's initial content set. The creators will then "follow with a tighter frequency of updates" than they'd originally planned.

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November Xbox One Update brings Xbox 360 game support

November Xbox One Update brings Xbox 360 game support

November marks one of the most anticipated updates yet for the Xbox One game console. The big new feature that the update will add to the Xbox One console is the ability to play Xbox 360 video games on the Xbox One at no additional cost. This is a big deal for gamers who have Xbox 360 games left and a dead Xbox 360 console.

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Elite: Dangerous comes to Xbox One on October 6

Elite: Dangerous comes to Xbox One on October 6

We'd previously heard Elite: Dangerous was heading to the Xbox One, and now we know when it'll be arriving: on October 6. The information comes from Frontier Developments’ CEO David Braben, who was kind enough to answer a series of questions posted in an AMA on Reddit. Among the questions was an inquiry about when we’d see the full release for the Xbox One. Turns out there’s only about a month of waiting left.

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